Amour Sweeps London Critics' Circle Awards
French-language drama Amour was the big winner at the London Critics' Circle Awards on Sunday night (20 January), where it was awarded Film of the Year.
The critically acclaimed movie's star Emmanuelle Riva was named Actress of the Year, while its director Michael Haneke also won the trophy for Screenwriter of the Year but lost out to Life of Pi director Ang Lee for the Best Director prize.
Other big winners included The Master stars Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the awards for Actor of the Year and Supporting Actor of the Year.
Anne Hathaway - who won a Golden Globe last Sunday (13 January) - was named Supporting Actress of the Year for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables, while Andrea Riseborough won British Actress of the Year for her part in Shadow Dancer.
Toby Jones emerged with the British Actor of the Year prize for his outing in Berberian Sound Studio, which also won the Attenborough Award: British Film of the Year.
The London Film Critics' Circle comprises more than 120 members of U.K. film critics, broadcasters and writers, who this year voted for more than 200 titles on their nominations ballots.
The awards were handed out at a star-studded ceremony at the May Fair Hotel in central London, where attendees included Emily Blunt, Samantha Barks, and Helena Bonham Carter.
The 46-year-old Les Miserables star was honoured with the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.
The winners in full:
The Sky Movies Award: FILM OF THE YEAR
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Rust and Bone
DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
The Attenborough Award: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR - presented
by The May Fair Hotel
Berberian Sound Studio
The Spotlight Award: ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR - in association with Cameo Productions
Toby Jones - Berberian Sound Studio
BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Andrea Riseborough - Shadow Dancer
YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Tom Holland - The Impossible
The American Airlines Award: DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Ang Lee - Life of Pi
SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Michael Haneke - Amour
BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILMMAKER
Alice Lowe & Steve Oram, writers - Sightseers
The Sky 3D Award: TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Life of Pi - Bill Westenhofer, visual effects
DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM - sponsored by Premier
Helena Bonham Carter
Top 10 Films
Life of Pi
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Zero Dark Thirty
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Rust and Bone